Keith Gunning, B.F.A. Fashion Design, was born in Galway, Ireland and grew up in Calgary, Canada. Gunning’s graduation collection, made entirely of neoprene, was heavily inspired by flamboyant designs of the late legendary London-based artist Leigh Bowery.
Garments in Gunning’s collection feature cable-ties, which were attached to rope, spray-painted, and sewn into each individual seam. Gunning was awarded a spot in the 2015 Paris Sister City Scholarship Exchange at Studio Berçot in Paris, France.
The annual Academy of Art University Graduation Fashion Show was held San Francisco on May 14, 2015.
Runway Photos by Randy Brooke and Designer Portrait by Rob Curry, courtesy of AAU